Below is a master list of free resources I’ve collected on the subject of Reformed Epistemology. Roughly, Reformed Epistemology is the view that belief in God can be rational apart from argumentation. Christian philosophers and thinkers have defended a thesis like this one for over a century, at least since William James’ famous lecture “The Will to Believe” which dates all the way back to 1896 (included below).
The resources have been separated by author. Some of the essays included are not directly related to belief in God, but are nevertheless responses or objections to evidentialism, the idea that none of our beliefs can be held without sufficient evidence. Enjoy!
C. S. Lewis
- PDF, Reason and Belief in God
- PDF, Warranted Christian Belief (eBOOK)
- PDF, Is Belief in God Properly Basic?
- PDF, Justification and Theism
- PDF, Warrant and Designing Agents
- PDF, Why We Need Proper Function
- PDF, What’s the Question?
- PDF, Warrant and Accidentally True Belief
- PDF, Rationality and Public Evidence (a reply to Richard Swinburne on WCB)
- PDF, On Proper Basicality
- Video, Alvin Plantinga Interviewed by Apologetics 315
Peter van Inwagen
- PDF, “It is Wrong, Everywhere, Always, and For Everyone, to Believe Anything upon Insufficient Evidence”
- PDF, Listening to Clifford’s Ghost
- PDF, Explaining Belief in the Supernatural
- PDF, Recent Work in Reformed Epistemology
- PDF, Knowing Without Evidence
- PDF, Plantinga’s Religious Epistemology, Skeptical Theism, and Debunking Arguments
Kelly James Clark
- PDF, Without Evidence or Argument: A Defense of Reformed Epistemology
- PDF, Knowledge and the Objection to Religious Belief from Cognitive Science
- PDF, Reidian Religious Epistemology and the Cognitive Science of Religion
- PDF, Reformed Epistemology and the Cognitive Science of Religion
- Video, What is Reformed Epistemology?
- Debate, Tyler McNabb vs Stephen Law on Reformed Epistemology
- Video, Reformed Epistemology vs Presuppositional Apologetics
- PDF, Divine Methodology: A Lawful Deflection of Kantian and Kantian-esque Defeaters